27 Kids Crafts to Keep Children Busy Through Summer Break

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Looking for tons of great kids craft ideas to keep children busy over summer break Here is a great list of kid's projects from some of the best craft bloggers around!

This morning, Bean and I were on That Talk Show talking about fun kids crafts for summer. We shared 4 projects from Hello Creative Family that Bean adores. We had so much fun hanging out with Bianca and Peter and helping them “get their craft on”!

Most of us end up spending more time with our kiddos during the summer months than during the rest of the year. School is off, most of us take a summer vacation at some point, the days are longer, and kids are looking for things to keep them occupied. Getting outside, chasing after a ball, going for walks and being active is very, very important for your body, but just importantly being creative is really, really good for your children’s minds! 

Additionally, kids who watch their parents pursue their own creative activities are much more likely to be creative themselves. So come on mom and dad! Push up your sleeves, get a little bit messy and get your craft on!

PS. Want even more ideas? Check out our 27 More Kids Crafts and DIY’s For Summer

Looking for ways to keep your children entertained during summer break? Hello Creative Family pulled together 27 of the best kids crafts and DIY projects that are guaranteed to have your kids using their creativity and imagination this summer!

Here are 27 Kids Crafts To Keep Your Little Ones Occupied This Summer

DIY Dinosaur Excavation Sensory Bin Perfect For Palaeontologists To Be!

For palaeontologists to be- DIY Dinosaur Excavation Sensory Bin from Hello Creative Family


Stage a battle and cool off in the process- How To Make Sponge Bombs from Pars Caeli

Mini Paper Kites

For the family who loves Mary Poppins- Mini Paper Kites from One Creative Mommy

Looking for a fun outdoor summer activity with the kids Check out this Easy DIY Chalk Paint made using ingredients you already have at home! A fun kids summer art project. Perfect for Easy Cleanup Splatter Paint Parties!

For your aspiring Jackson Pollock- DIY Chalk Paint Perfect For Splatter Parties from Hello Creative Family


 For the child who loves to feel the wind in their hair- DIY Pinwheels from Home. Made. Interest.

I adore handprint and footprint artwork. This butterfly footprint kids craft from Hello Creative Family would make a great mother's day or father's day gift

To help preserve how little your kiddos once were- Butterfly Footprint Art Project from Hello Creative Family

Frozen Glitter Play Dough

For the child who would rather be hanging out with Anna, Elsa and Olaf- Frozen Glitter Playdough from Home. Made. Interest.

DIY Paint Brushes For Kids

For your aspiring artist- DIY Paintbrush Ideas for Kids from The Inspired Home


For kids who want to make sure they are ready for back to school with beautiful fashion accessories- Beaded Wrap Bracelets for Kids from The DIY Dreamer

DIY Flower Press

For kids who want to preserve the beauty of summer for all year long- DIY Flower Press from Shift Mama 

DIY Bird House from a Juice Carton

For kids who are crazy for their feathered friends- DIY Bird House From An Empty Juice Container from Design Dazzle

How to Mount a Photo to Canvas. A Tutorial on HelloCreativeFamily.com

For kids who want to create a gallery wall in their bedroom with pictures of friends and family- How To Mount a Photo To Canvas from Hello Creative Family

DIY Monster Eggs

For kiddos who dream of going to Monster University when they grow up- DIY Monster Eggs from Spaceships and Laser Beams

15 Minute TShirt YarnScarf

For your aspiring fashionista- 15 Minute T-Shirt Yarn Infinity Scarf from The Thinking Closet


For your Dr. Seuss crazy kid- Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pens from Moms & Crafters

Hello Happy Cloud Rainbow Hanger

For kids who just can’t get enough color in their life- Hello Rainbow and Cloud Hanger from Me and My Inklings

Pet Rock Tic Tac Toe

For kiddos who aren’t that good about remembering to take the dog for a walk or to feed the fish- Pet Rock Tic-Tac-Toe from One Creative Mommy

DIY Water Spray Table using plastic storage bin and piping from Sew Creative

For kids who wish they could bring the water park home with them- DIY Water Spray Table from Hello Creative Family


For the child who would rather spend the day playing hair salon- Color Blocked Bobby Pins from The Thinking Closet

DIY Robot Christmas Ornaments

For kids who want to get a jump start on preparing Christmas Gifts- DIY Robot Christmas Ornaments from Crafts ‘n Coffee

Kid's Summer Bucket List Cork Project

For kids who want to make sure they get each and every task crossed off their bucket list- Kid’s Summer Bucket List Cork Board from Hoopla Palooza


For kids who want to bring nature indoors with them- Nature Walk Craft from Hello Creative Family

Coffee Filter Butterflies

For moms who’s kids get up before they’ve had a chance to have their first cup of coffee- Coffee Filter Butterflies from Typically Simple

DIY Embellished Flip Flops

For kiddos who want to make sure they have the cutest tootsies on the beach- DIY Embellished Flip Flops from The DIY Dreamer

Build Your Own Play Zoo

For children who dream of being a zoologist when they grow up- DIY Play Zoo from At Home With Sweet T 

DIY Chalkboard Town

For kiddos who are crazy for cars- DIY Chalkboard Town from Design Dazzle

SWAP Girl Scouts Rainbow Ribbon

A project to keep your favorite Girl Scout Occupied- SWAP Rainbow Girl Scout Ribbon Tutorial from Me and My Inklings

What do you think? Do we have enough ideas here to keep your kids occupied for the summer? We’d love to hear your favorite kids craft ideas! Share them in the comments below and/or submit them to be featured in a future Hello Creative Family post. 

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  1. You absolutely have enough fun and creative ideas to keep kids busy this summer! Thank you for including the Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments from CraftsnCoffee.com. Happy crafting!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    Thank you for these amazing craft ideas! I love the flip-flops!

  3. We go back to school tomorrow but I always love doing crafts with my girls after school and on weekends. Thanks for sharing these fun ideas!